NYC underground punk crew Cheena — whose lineup includes Pharmakon’s Margaret Chardiet and members of Hank Wood & the Hammerheads and Crazy Spirit — play the sort of enduring rock ‘n’ roll that will always exist as long as people live in the big cities, indicative of a symbiotic relationship in which the music feeds off the dirt and grime of a city, and that city subsumes all of the messiness of the people who create it. Cheena’s put out a few tracks since they formed in 2014, and now they’re gearing up to release Spend A Night With…, their debut full-length. “Stupor,” the album’s second single following the hooky “Car,” is sloppy and snarling, just like the environment where it was bred. It’s accompanied by a video directed by Cheena drummer Eugene Terry and Robin Pak that shows the band messing around in New York City’s muck. Watch and listen and check out some upcoming tour dates below.
07/15 New York, NY @ Cake Shop
07/22 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
08/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Beserktown III
08/15 Phoenix, AZ @ Master’s Chambers
08/17 San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
08/20 Portland, OR @ Blackwater
08/21 Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria